Comparing Software for Equipment Rental Companies: Selecting the Right Technology for Your Business

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Software for Equipment Rental Companies: Selecting the Right Technology for Your Business  With e-commerce and remote work playing a larger role in operations, modern businesses have more responsibility to keep up with the pace of technology at an earlier stage of growth than the corporate giants that came before them. The need to stay competitive … Continued

Field Ticketing Software: 6 Tips to Avoid Dragging Behind Competitors

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Oilfield service, construction, and equipment maintenance industries all rely on field ticketing software to operate and prosper. Without it, they are forced to rely on manual methods of capturing data in the field, communicating with field technicians, managing jobs, and financial reporting.   On a jobsite, managing job details, sending out physical paperwork, approving paperwork, and receiving it back on time can be hard while working in multiple remote locations. If items fall through the cracks, the job is affected, the invoice is wrong or delayed, and you lose money—and … Continued

Software for Equipment Rental Companies: What’s the Cloud Hype?

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Faced with rising competition, equipment utilization, and new customer demands, equipment rental companies are looking for a way to keep up with change while growing their business.  Like most industries, many rental companies have traditionally relied on standalone systems and on-premise infrastructure to run their business. After investing in the software, hardware, maintenance, and often costly upgrades associated with them, they end up experiencing the headaches that come with … Continued

Cloud Solution Specialist Open Door Achieves New Microsoft Advanced Specialization

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Summary: Open Door Technology attains new advanced Microsoft cloud specialization.   ALBERTA, CANADA — Adding to their Gold and Silver Microsoft Competencies list, Open Door Technology announces today that they have achieved the Small and Midsized Business Management Advanced Specialization.   By achieving this Advanced Specialization for the SMB market, Open Door demonstrates its ongoing commitment to … Continued

EDI and Web Services for the Equipment Rental Industry: Tech Trends Spotlight

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To operate effectively, most rental companies require a way to communicate electronically and exchange data quickly with vendors and customers. Obtaining or providing critical information from and to customers—such as current or obsolete part numbers, pricing, and warranty claim information—can often be the factor that puts some rental organizations ahead of their competitors.  Traditional Data Exchange Processes Cost More Time and Money Traditionally, this information was communicated on paper, usually in the form of purchase orders and invoices. The buyer … Continued

Equipment Rental Trends: State of the North American Industry

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The global pandemic has had a major impact on the equipment rental and event industry. While 2020 was a challenging year for everyone, rental companies are starting to see signs of recovery and improvement as COVID-19 restrictions lift. After recently attending a rental analytics webinar from the American Rental Association (ARA), we learned a lot … Continued

Top 6 Things to Know About Microsoft Office Becoming Microsoft 365

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While Microsoft is known for product name changes that sometimes leave us scratching our heads, the reality is that they are continuously innovating and optimizing how we use their products.   One of the more recent targets is Microsoft’s industry-leading productivity suite: Office 365. As of April 21st, 2020, Office 365 has officially rebranded as Microsoft 365. Reflective of the company’s “complete productivity … Continued

Why You Need to Ditch Excel Equipment Rental Spreadsheets to Boost Profits

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If your business rents equipment, whether heavy construction, trucks or vans, tools, or other equipment, it’s time to face the fact that you need a much better way to track it than an Excel spreadsheet. Sure, spreadsheets are great tools for managing certain data pieces, but they fall significantly short when it comes to rental equipment. Read on to find out why and what you should … Continued

ERP Selection Criteria Checklist for Your Business

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Why do so many businesses eventually scrap their start-up accounting software and disparate systems for enterprise resource planning (ERP) software? The most common reason is due to rapid business growth – what an ERP system is built to accommodate. When running your business on basic accounting software or multiple systems, it can be challenging to keep up … Continued